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June 6 2018

Fighting Isolation to Support Rural LGBTQ Elders

by John Welsh

Potlucks and social networks help, as does training for health care staff

Potluck dinners may not solve the challenges faced by rural LGBTQ elders, but they are a frequent tool to fight the isolation faced by this vulnerable group.

They include a monthly discussion group organized by older lesbians in Montpelier, Vt. Dinners put on by the national group SAGE — which stands for Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders — connecting older and younger members of the community are held each year.

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